Sheepdog & Falconry Displays, Mortehoe

Event Details

This event is running from 27 May 2020 until 2 September 2020. It is next occurring on July 8, 2020 6:00 pm

  • Upcoming Dates:

Our displays will take place every Wednesday evenings at 6pm. We hope you’ll be able to join us for an evening of amazing sheepdogs and breath-taking falconry.

  • Wednesday evening 6pm May 27th to September 2nd
  • Adults £6.00, children £3.00 under 5’s free
  • No need to book in advance
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome
  • We now have under cover seating available at the farm, for those occasional damp evenings

The new seating barn has proved a great success on damp evenings and creates a completely different atmosphere for the displays. With the sheepdogs working close by as well as far into the distance and Martin’s birds at home flying in the barn, we can promise an unforgettable evening even on the most inclement days.

David Kennard – Sheepdogs

David and his family have farmed at Borough Farm for 27 years. During that time sheepdogs have been a major part of David’s life, not only as invaluable assistance around the farm and on the rugged Mortehoe coastline where some of the flock graze, but also in the shows that Borough Farm hosts throughout the summer. David’s sheepdogs are equally at home  working far into the distance, or marshalling the hilarious antics of the ducks that form a part of the Wednesday evening shows. The Borough farm sheepdogs are also famed for the TV series ‘Mist-Sheepdog tales’ that David created, and ran on Channel Five for 10 years.

Martin Simkins – Falconry

Martin has been flying his birds of prey for 20 years, and spends the summer months performing shows across the South West of England. His team of display birds range from the amazing ‘Stig’ a falcon of breath taking speed, Charlotte the majestic Bengal Eagle Owl, Harris Hawks, Kestrels and the delightful ‘Boris’ the Little Owl, a rarely seen native to North Devon. Martins birds are great performers in the ring, and after the show there’s a chance to see his birds up close, and to take photos on their perches.